The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

The Collegian

BJU mourns sudden death of freshman student

Jose Andres Lopez Bono. Photo courtesy of BJU.

Bob Jones University announced the sudden death of Jose Andres Lopez Bono, 18, a freshman kinesiology major from Honduras. Lopez died Wednesday evening from an apparent cardiac event, according to a University announcement.

“Andres was an active member of the campus community, especially the international community,” BJU’s acting CEO Alan Benson said. “He was a member of the Nu Delta Chi Vikings and well-loved by the students who knew him.”

Half-staff flags for the passing of Jose Andres Lopez Bono. Photo courtesy of BJU. (Hal Cook)

Flags have been lowered to half-staff in memory of Lopez. Counselors from the Student Care Office will be available, and there will be a time of prayer at the Center for Global Opportunities on Thursday afternoon. Benson will share more about Lopez in Monday’s chapel at 11 a.m.

The International Student Organization and the Nu Delta Chi Vikings have created a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the family’s travel and funeral expenses. “Today we say farewell to a fellow brother and Viking legend, Jose Andrés Lopez,” the Vikings published on Instagram. “Rest easy amigo, you will forever live on in our thoughts and prayers.” The effort has raised over $12,500.

View Comments (1)
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Jonathan Lovegrove
Jonathan Lovegrove, Editor-in-Chief
Jonathan Lovegrove is 19 years old and is a business administration major at Bob Jones University. After serving on Bob Jones Academy's student newspaper, The Triangle, Jonathan decided to bring his passion for digital media to The Collegian.

Comments (1)

All The Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • M

    Mary MalabantiFeb 22, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    This morning when our children Daniel Malabanti and Eunice Malabanti told us about this news in our morning daily devotional time, we were shocked as parents and prayed with tears for Andres Bono and especially for his parents.
    May the Lord of all comforts heal and comfort their hearts and provide all their needs, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. Here from China, we are sending our hearts felt condolences to the family and the BJU family. We shall meet Bono on the beautiful shore. We will continue to pray for his family.

    Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

    With love and prayers for the family,
    Enoch and Mary Malabanti.